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4301 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421-2925
+1 763-781-2222
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking in, we were greeted with the best smiles. Truly felt welcomed and were promptly seated. As new customers, we were glad to hear from the waiter, and the owner himself, their recommendations. We ordered the Filfillah platter. Simply amazing! The salad was crisp and fresh, the chicken, lamb, and beef were full of flavor. And, the bread with hummus.... More 

Thank Rebecca M
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a very good place. I haven't been here for a few years but today I had the falafel appetizer and shawirma sandwich on Turkish bread. This bread they bake as well as the shawirma meats. It's the gyros meat that is made elsewhere. All in all a very good place and I strongly recommend it.

Thank Spaneen O
Hopkins, Minnesota, United States
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My mother and I LOVE Middle-Eastern cuisine! Our favorites are Holy Land and Jerusalem's. However, once we finally got around to visiting Filfillah, our allegiances began to change. This food is PHENOMENAL!!! Fresh, vibrant, and delicious! AND it's something my mother can order via Door Dash! We both ordered our favorite appetizers for this type of cuisine. I got the... More 

1 Thank Darren B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was our first visit to Filfillah. After having visited a few well-known Middle Eastern/Greek restaurants in the same area for the last few years, I consider Filfillah simply the BEST! All food was well prepared and delicious. And their bread is unique! Service was impeccable. I can't wait to go back

Thank nontroppo
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Went with my family and shared a combo platter. Came with a variety of meats and sauces as well as their Turkish bread. The shwarma wasn't the best I've had but v good. The sauces (favs were garlic and tahini) really put it over the top. Came back and tried the Turkish bread-made "pies" for lunch. All very good and... More 

Level Contributor
49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 8 people come in for dinner on a Wednesday night. First of all I am a really picky eater and I loved this food. My wife's mother ordered for the table which was also a good idea to try all sorts of things. At the end we had a desert brought out with blueberry on... More 

Thank Sean M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My understanding is that Filfillah is under new ownership and wow has it improved! Service was quick and polite, which are both important but the food is really the showcase of the restaurant. My partner enjoyed the slightly-too-salty lentil soup and this is purely preferential. The bread was amazing as always, paired with a mezze plate and toum/garlic paste. I... More 

Thank Amy W
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was the highlight of our trip since Minneapolis didn't have a lot to entertain us. Regardless, every item we tried here was delicious. The guy who helped us (who appeared to be the owner) even gave us free dessert when he found out we were visitors. We returned again the next day to have their cheese pie, and oh... More 

Thank Sara M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Starts out with steaming puffed bread, great with masa plate and hummus, smoky babaganoush, all had generous entrees (3 boxes to go), comped baklava for Waitress bill error, great place to catch up with friends, not rushed or crowded Friday afternoon.

Thank MNvisitor_11
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with family - including two young granddaughters. We started with an appetizer platter, mixed meat platters and finished with baklava. All was fresh and tasty. A place I have to return to next time I'm in town.

Thank Maureen D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4301 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421-2925
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Columbia Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 763-781-2222
Authentic middle eastern food prepared by our Turkish and Egyptian chefs. Scratch kitchen with large portions. This is a must check out restaurant in the Minneapolis area. We are a destination for many travelers.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?